Martin Heidegger and National Socialism: Questions and Answers.

Neske, Günther, and Emil Kettering. Martin Heidegger and National Socialism: Questions and Answers. New York, NY: Paragon House, 1990.

From Publishers Weekly:

Victor Farias dealt a blow to Heidegger’s reputation with his 1987 book Heidegger and Nazism. Now comes this damage-control exercise, a collection of essays, interviews and comments in defense of Heidegger, edited by Neske, the philosopher’s long-time German publisher, and Kettering, who teaches philosophy in Mainz, Germany. Included are Heidegger’s 1966 interview with Der Speigel (published posthumously in 1976); his tight-lipped TV interview of 1969; his retrospective apology when seeking reinstatement to a university post in 1945; and defenses of Heidegger by Hannah Arendt, Jacques Derrida, colleagues and pupils. Neither these apologetics nor the introduction casts much light on the connections, if any, between Heidegger’s politics and his philosophy.

From Library Journal:

As expected, Victor Farias’s book Heidegger and Nazism generated heated controversy concerning the extent and significance of Heidegger’s association with Nazism. This book is an essential part of that dialectic, containing contributions pro and con by more than a dozen distinguished scholars (including Hannah Arendt, Hans-Georg Gadam, Jacques Derrida, Karl Lowith, Hans Jonas). Although “voices sympathetic to Heidegger” predominate, rather than detract, this provides a nice counterpoint to Farias. The work contains important primary source material (Heidegger’s 1933 Rectorial Address, the Spiegel interview, Heidegger’s later—unrepentant?—remarks on the Rectorial Address, a television interview).